The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni had asked for a couple of bonus runs if a batsman manages to hit a six out of the stadium. He said it after the CSK’s epic chase against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their homecoming game.
In the game which saw over 400 runs scored, a total of 31 sixes were hit, out of which KKR all-rounder Andre Russell smashed 11 sixes alone. ”At times you feel disappointed, but for that dressing room is to express yourself. Yes. But every game one player is getting injured. We still feel that KKR scored more than us with all those sixes. IPL should add extra two runs for sixes hit out of the ground”, Dhoni said.
A few days earlier, former Australia star Dean Jones has said that he would love to see a batsman get 8 runs if he hits a six more than 80 meters. He tweeted, “If a batsmen hits a 6 more than 80 meters… then it’s a 8!”
If a batsmen hits a 6 more than 80 meters… then it’s a 8! https://t.co/tNIWyUreAx
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) April 7, 2018
Countering their thoughts, Mumbai Indians (MI) pacer Mitchell McClenaghan wrote a tweet which garnered a lot of attention and praises. Replying to Cricket Australia’s tweet on 2 extra runs for longer sixes, Mitchell wrote, “Yeah great idea – while your at it… if a stump gets knocked out of the ground or a catch gets taken one handed then the team loses 3 wickets.”
Yeah great idea – while your at it… if a stump gets knocked out of the ground or a catch gets taken one handed then the team loses 3 wickets
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) April 15, 2018
The Kiwi pacer got back up from another fast bowler, Dale Steyn. Steyn tweeted, “Nailed it 👌🏼”.
Nailed it 👌🏼 https://t.co/g49LBINqzn
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) April 15, 2018